Department of Environment and Conservation

Cape Leeuwin Water Wheel, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, near Augusta

  • A historic water wheel located in a bitumen carpark not far south from the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse
  • There are views of the ocean, rocks and surrounding national park from the car park and water wheel
  • There are steps to reach the beach
  • Three unisex accessible toilet is provided about 75 metres from the car park
Water Wheel
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Location (View Map)
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta, WA 6290 Australia (Immediately north of the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and 8km from Augusta)
Opening Hours
  • Open 24 hours
  • 08 9752 5555

  • Parking is in the unmarked bitumen car park.
  • There is a level surface between the bays and the footpath
Car park Car parking area
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External access and entrance
  • The water wheel is in the carpark
  • Steps down to the beach are about 20 metres from the car park.  There are two sections of two steps with a handrail.
  • An information shelter is located about 45 metres from the car park.  There is a concrete path 1.1 metres wide to the information shelter. 
Steps to beach Access path to information shelter Information shelter Information panel Information panel
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Display boards are at standing height.
  • Information is in large, clear print in good colour contrast.

Toilet: Water Wheel Unisex Accessible Toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Open 24 hours
  • Description:
    • Three unisex accessible toilets located at the Water Wheel attraction in the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.
  • Signage: Directional signage is provided from the car park, and the cubicle is identified by the access symbol on the door.
  • External access: There is a wide concrete path that links the car park, information shelter and the toilet. Some sections of the path have gradients of 1:12 and there are regular landings and opportunities to rest.
  • Toilet door: The swing cubicle door is 86cm wide, is light to open and requires closing behind the user. It has a D handle and a large sliding bolt.
  • Pan height: 46cm.
  • Handrails: Provided.
  • Basin height: The basin is located on the verandah outside the cubicles. The basin is 80cm high.
  • Lighting: There is translucent roof cladding to allow natural lighting during daylight hours.
Path to toilets Toilet block Accessible toilet Basin in foyer Toilet layout
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Information collected by: Department of Environment and Conservation

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.